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I have a 2014 Ram Promaster cargo van 1500 high top. I've been noticing a light ticking noise from the engine but was driving fine. Today it started shuddering and losing power if trying to drive above 15-20 miles per hour.

Mechanic's Assistant: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?

It's coming from somewhere in the engine, however, beyond that I can not pinpoint it. I bought the vehicle in July of this year. I didn't notice it upon purchase.

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Van 1500?

2014

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Van 1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I've been trying to diagnose the issue online. I've read everything from MAF to drivetrain to camshaft as being the likey culprit. And no, I am not trying to fix it myself. I just want to be armed with some info since I feel i get taken advantage of for being a woman.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

How does this work, Pearl? Is this a paid service? Are you connecting me with someone that will only offer information, or local mechanic?

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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer! I apologize for the extended wait time you experienced, I've only just come online now and would like to assist you with your question.

There are quite a few things that could be causing the noise and the performance problem and it will require testing do determine exactly what is going on. The two issues may or may not be related. Rocker arm failure/cam lobe wear is a very likely cause for the tick.

The check engine light is on, correct?

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